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Shrub Oak Group Collects Donations For Sandy Victims

Mike Sancimino organizes hurricane relief donations from Thursday night for the Shrub Oak Athletic Club.
Mike Sancimino organizes hurricane relief donations from Thursday night for the Shrub Oak Athletic Club. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A group of community volunteers filled the Shrub Oak Athletic Club garage Thursday night to drop off and sort out boxes and boxes of donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Mike Sancimino, the athletic club's director of football, helped organize the drive and will help deliver the items to various communities that were devastated by the storm, such as in Brooklyn or the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens.

Items being collected were over-the-counter medicine (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin), first-aid kits, antiseptics, face masks, contractor garbage bags, waterproof boots, waterproof gloves, socks, mops, brooms, cleaning supplies, shovels, empty gas cans, snack bars, gift cards, flashlights and batteries.

Sancimino said the club will hold another drive at the 1086 E. Main St. building from to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Any residents looking to help in any way or who have a specific person or town in need of these supplies may email Sancimino at msancimino@3rdangletech.com .

The Police Benevolent Association will host a separate collection drive for victims of the storm in the K-Mart parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Items being collected are water, nonperishable food, batteries, cleanup supplies, blankets, baby formula and diapers.

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